This year, Mac paired up with Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin (who's suddenly relevant again.... yes!) to create two lip products as part of their Viva Glam line, where 100% of the proceeds from all products sold goes to support the AIDS Fund. I'm all for good causes, especially the AIDS Fund and supporting it so I'm always glad to purchase anything from Mac's Viva Glam line.
Nicki Minaj did pair with Mac last year for a very limited edition lipstick called Pink Friday so it was no surprise that Nicki's lipstick this time around would be pink as well. Ricky Martin's lip product is a lip conditioner in a tube. You can't go wrong with a good lip conditioner, and again, I don't mind paying $15 for it since all of that money goes to a good cause.
All Viva Glam products by Mac can be purchased online and in-store at either a Freestanding Mac store or a Mac counter. Nicki Minaj's lipstick is $14.50 and Ricky Martin's lip conditioner is $15.
As always, or I guess as with recent Viva Glam collaborations, the signature of the celebrity is embossed on both the boxes and the packaging of the actual product in red shiny writing. The lipstick has a black signature around the neck of the tube.... it's difficult to photograph that so I didn't but, here's the Ricky Martin up close:
Ricky Martin's lip conditioner is a clear conditioner that smells like vanilla. It reminds me of the suntint lip balms that came out with Surf Baby (and I've lost mine and I'm annoyed by that lol). There isn't much to say about it. It feels nice on the lips though.
I'm excited to use both products though, especially as the weather gets warmer.
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